Recipe by Chef John
"These chocolate ganache-filled cream puff swans would be a great way to say thanks to your mother for that whole giving-you-life thing. I think once she tastes them, she'll agree that it was all worth it after all. Make more swan 'heads' so that you have extra in case one breaks."
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Cream Puff Dough:
dark chocolate, chopped
heavy whipping cream
cold heavy whipping cream
confectioners' sugar, or as needed
Made a double batch of these. They were super easy. I was new at piping out dough in this fashion, so I want sure just how much to do. I could have made the bodies larger, but they worked out great still. I ended up with a lot of extra ganache and whipped cream, but that is likely because I didn't make big enough swans. I'd hardly call having extra chocolate and whipped cream in the house a problem, though. Assembly was simple and in the end made for a big hit at dessert. I will do again!
Also I don't have silicone mats, so used parchment and had no problems at all.
I made these for Mother's Day. They were delicious. My necks were not as good as Chef Johns that was my error however. I had some butterscotch syrup on hand so I put that in on top of the chocolate ganache. Oh yeah Mom loved them.
Chef John wins again! I made them with my 10 year old and we had a blast! I was so excited I sent my mom a picture!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Cream Puff Swans
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 251
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